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Hobos, hustlers, and backsliders homeless in San Francisco by Teresa Gowan

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Published by University of Minnesota Press in Minneapolis .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Homeless persons,
  • Homeless men,
  • Homelessness

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-328) and index.

StatementTeresa Gowan
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHV4506.S355 G69 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 340 p. :
Number of Pages340
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24815578M
ISBN 109780816648696, 9780816669677
LC Control Number2010007699

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